Dario Mazzella
META
Belgium
Project Manager
Dario is an expert in mentoring entrepreneurs and startups to scale up their business through acceleration programs, and in helping researchers to exploit their research results and bridge the gap to market. After launching his own startup, he currently works for META Group, anl early-stage investment group, where he manages several international projects focused on helping entrepreneurs and acts as advisor for the European Commission. He is the coordinator of the newly launched Social Challenges Innovation Platform and he was in charge of the overall management of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015. He holds a Master Degree in Innovation Management from the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies and is completing a PhD at the University of Pisa, focusing on development of entrepreneurial ecosystems in Southern Europe.